This collection pays tribute to Professor Wallace E. Lambert and his contributions to the fields of language and linguistics. Each chapter, written by an internationally renowned theorist or researcher, traces the currents of theory and research within the topic area to the present day, provides a state-of-the-art review of the topic, and offers an outline for future research directions. The book concludes with an overview from Professor Lambert that critically examines the impact of the ideas in each individual chapter.
This volume is organized around the three areas where Professor Lambert's unique contributions are most substantial and most evident: bilingualism, multiculturalism, and second language learning. Specifically, the papers presented discuss the topics of social, psychological, cognitive, and neuropsychological aspects of bilingualism and second language learning, the psychology of inter-group relations and multiculturalism, bilingual/immersion education, and language planning.
Note: Royalties earned from sales of this book will go to the Wallace E. Lambert Student Research Fund at McGill University for use by students interested in second language acquisition, bilingualism, and/or multiculturalism.
Contents: Preface. A Few Words About Wallace E. Lambert. D.M. Taylor, The Social Psychology of Racial and Cultural Diversity: Issues of Assimilation and Multiculturalism. H. Giles, N. Coupland, Language Attitudes: Discursive, Contextual, and Gerontological Considerations. R.C. Gardner, Attitudes and Motivation in Second Language Learning. G.R. Tucker, Developing a Language-Competent American Society: The Role of Language Planning. J. Vaid, D.G. Hall, Neuropsychological Perspectives on Bilingualism: Right, Left, and Center. A. Paivio, Mental Representation in Bilinguals. J.F. Hamers, L`ontog n se de la bilingualit : Dimensions sociales et trans-culturelles. A.G. Reynolds, The Cognitive Consequences of Bilingualism. F. Genesee, Second Language Learning in School Settings: Lessons from Immersion. M. Swain, S. Lapkin, Additive Bilingualism and French Immersion Education: The Roles of Language Proficiency and Literacy. W.E. Lambert, "And Then Add Your Two Cents' Worth."